20. Erastus GILL (Adolphus-3, Samuel-2, John-1)  First documented son of Adolphus Gill (supposedly 13 children, two known sons, Erastus and Orrin) was born on January 3, 1820 in New York State.79 Probably born in Genesee Cty, NY, which was divided into Wyoming and Genesee Counties between 1840 and 1850. The section where Warsaw is located changed to Wyoming Cty.

Erastus GILL, b 3 Jan 1820 in NY State; m Elizabeth [Eliza] H MIX on 14 Nov 1844 in Gainesville, Wyoming Cty, NY; and d 8 Oct 1892 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY. He is buried in Warsaw Cemetery, Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY. Eliza H. MIX was the youngest sibling of eight, b 28 Sep 1828 in Erie (Newstead), Erie Cty, NY to (Dr.) Zebediah MIX, IV and Electa KNIGHT. Her father was born in CT and her mother was born in NY State.

He died on October 8, 1892 in Wethersfield, Wyoming Cty, NY. 80,81 Obituary Notice, "The Western New Yorker", dated 13 Oct 1892, Vol 52, page 2 states the following" "The death of Mr. Erastus Gill occurred on Saturday morning at his son's residence in Wethersfield. Mr. Gill has been a helpless invalid for a year or more, and as no hope could be entertained of his recovery, a life of prolonged invalidism could scarcely be wished for by his friends. The funeral was attended at Wethersfield, Sunday, Oct 9th. Interment at Warsaw." He was buried on October 9, 1892 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY. 82 A USGENWEB Cemetery site listing Warsaw Cemetery, Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY (Copyright (c) 1999 by Leilani Sring (leilani@iinc.com) is located at the following address: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ny/wyoming/cemeteries/warsaw.txt (Note: This Web Site lists all cemeteries in Wyoming Cty, NY.) This listing is compiled from a list maintained at the Warsw Historical Society.He was married to Elizabeth H. MIX GILL (daughter of Dr Zebediah MIX, IV and Electa KNIGHT MIX) on November 14, 1844 in Wyoming Cty, NY. 80,83 This couple is supposed to have had ten children, six of whom survived their mother's death. The first child was not likely to be Eliza's biological child since she would have been only ten years old when he was born. He may have been adopted by Erastus and Eliza later. He is found only in the 1850 Census, age 11, and has not been found in any subsequent census records. He died in 1862 during the Civil War. He was most likely a very young brother of her husband, Erastus. He would have been 21 by the 1860 Census so he had probably left home by that time and that is why he is not shown in the 1860 Census. There is a child in a subsequent generation who has the same name of "Sumner" for a middle name in the WINANS line, which married Maude GILL, who was probably named after this Sumner GILL. Evidence found later substantiates that Sumner was in fact a brother of Erastus GILL, whose mother died when Sumner was only three years old.

Elizabeth H. MIX GILL was born on September 28, 1828 in Erie, Erie Cty, NY.84,85,86 Elizabeth went by the name of "Eliza" most of her life. She died on June 24, 1915 in Rochester, Monroe Cty, NY.87 Obit: "Western New Yorker", dated 1 Jul 1915. "Mrs. Eliza Mix Gill, daughter of Zebediah and Electa Mix and wife of the late Erastus Gill, died Thursday, June 24th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Winans, 249 Meigs St., Rochester, NY. "The remains were brought to Warsaw for burial and the funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday afternoon at the home of her son, Clayton E. Gill.  "Mrs Gill was born September 28, 1828 in Newstead, Erie County, NY. She was the youngest of eight children. Her parents moved to Gainesville when she was a small child and she lived in Wyoming County until 1894, when she went to Rochester to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Spencer Greene. She was married to Erastus Gill on November 14, 1844, and Please contact Lowell J Mix [ljmix@juno.com],

They had ten children according to her obituary, with one of them being unknown.

  1. Mary E Gill, Mary E GILL was b abt 1853 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY and d about age 7, Jun or Jul 1860 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY. pre-deceased her mother.
  2. Edith GILL, Edith GILL was b 23 Oct 1862 in Wyoming Cty, NY and d 5 Oct 1892 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY at age 29 -- never married. pre-deceased her mother.
  3. Frank GILL, Frank GILL was b 3 Jan 1866 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY and d six days of age on 9 Jul 1866 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY.pre-deceased his mother.
  4. unknown child (possibly Sumner GILL) pre-deceased the mother.
  5. Juliette P GILL, b 1845 in NY State; m John SHAY abt 1873 at age 28; and d aft 1915 in Pike, Wyoming Cty, NY. John SHAY was b abt 1849 in Ireland.
  6. Newton L. GILL, b 1847 in NY State, was a store clerk in 1880 and in 1915 resided in Grand Rapids, Kent Cty, MI. No record of marriage.
  7. Frederic [Fred] W GILL, b 1848 in NY State, m Flora A UNKNOWN abt 1879 in Wethersfield, Wyoming Cty, NY and was a farmer. He resided at Hermitage, Wyoming Cty, NY in Jun 1915.
  8. Clayton Eugene GILL, b 14 Mar 1850 in Wethersfield, Wyoming Cty, NY, resided in Grand Rapids, Kent Cty, MI in 1880 and in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY in Jun 1915. It is not known if he ever married.
  9. Florence [Flora] GILL, b Jan 1867 in Newstead, Erie Cty, NY m Spencer W. GREENE abt 1894 at age 27. Spencer W GREENE, was b May 1855 in NY State.
  10. Maude Lillian GILL, b 1871 in Warsaw, Wyoming Cty, NY; m William Wallace WINANS, I on 7 Mar 1900 in Rochester, Monroe Cty, NY at age 29. William WINANS, I was b in 1874 or 1875 in Rochester, Monroe Cty, NY.

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